1823 Eyelet Border



Hand Embroidery Design for 1823 Eyelet Border


This listing is for a hand embroidery design for a border of swirling leaves surrounded by a circle of little buds. This design for muslin embroidery was originally published in the June 1823 edition of Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics, as seen in the third image.

Two versions of this design are included, a large 4.5″ motif and a smaller 2.5″ size.  A simple coordinating border of buds has also been included for use above ruffles or on waistbands, sleeve hems, et cetera.  The final photo shows a sample of both sizes of motif and the border used to create a ruffled hem as seen in several period examples on our Pinterest page of scalloped border inspiration.

We make every effort to ensure that our embroidery designs are well-researched so you can use them with confidence on your historical costuming projects. They may copy the wobbles or slight flaws in an original design, to help keep them from looking too perfect and modern.  All our files are accompanied by a detailed description of the original design as well as stitching instructions and thread recommendations so you can get the most out of these designs.

You will receive a detailed PDF containing historical notes, tips for transferring your pattern, the embroidery design, and reversed design, and a guide to stitch direction based on the original artwork. 

Finished size: 4.5″ or 2.5″ for motifs, 1″x4″ for border.

This file will be available for immediate download once payment is processed. All digital sales are final and cannot be refunded, so please check your purchase carefully. If you have any questions about the suitability of this design, please ask before buying.

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All designs, patterns, instructions, and photos are copyright Romantic Recollections, LLC.


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